High on the east ridge of Peak 1.
Looking across the easy traverse from Peak 1 to Peak 2.
Looking back at Peak 1 from Peak 2.
Dillon Reservoir with my ascent route up the east ridge of Peak 1 in foreground.
The gnarly ridge traverse between Peak 2 and 3.
The first tower on the ridge, avoided on the right.
Downclimb into the first notch.
The second tower, skirted on the left.
Looking back at Peak 2 about halfway across.
The most difficult section of the traverse. The tower on the far right is called The Dragon. An easy gully on the west side allows easy passage underneath.
Closeup of The Dragon with additional exposed towers lurking behind. The gully drops down the other side at the face of the Dragon.
Easy gully descent to avoid the nastiness.
A scary downclimb of this tower awaits if you choose to mount The Dragon!
Fun 3rd class scrambling the rest of the way to Peak 3.
Looking back at the ridge from Peak 3.
Peak 4 from Peak 3.
I-70 over 3000 feet below.
Peak 4 turned out to be tougher than I thought. I bailed on the steep knife edge ridge just below the white cliffs and found a slabby gully that brought me back up to the ridge.
Looking down the airy ridge from the point where I rejoined it.
Fun scrambling near the false summit of Peak 4.
The rest of the traverse transforms into an easy tundra walk. Peak 9, the last one for the day, is just left of snowy Crystal Peak at top right!
These dudes are ready for winter!
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Looking back at Peak 8, home to the highest ski lift in N. America.
Peak 9 now in reach as the weather luckily held.
Peak 10 from Peak 9. Luckily I didn't need to climb this one as I did it on a snowy May day a few years back.
Centennial Crystal Peak, the only peak in the area with any new snow.
Fall has arrived in CO.